Hitter List 6/27: Ranking the Top 150 Hitters To Own ROS

Rank Change Hitter Position(s) Previous Best Worst
1 - Mike Trout OF 1 1 1
2 - Mookie Betts OF 2 2 9
3 - Jose Altuve 2B 3 2 8
4 - Jose Ramirez 2B, 3B 4 4 17
5 - Nolan Arenado 3B 5 3 5
6 +1 Freddie Freeman 1B, 3B 7 6 11
7 +1 Charlie Blackmon OF 8 5 8
8 +1 Manny Machado 3B, SS 9 8 15
9 -3 Bryce Harper OF 6 3 9
10 - Aaron Judge OF 10 7 13
11 +1 Francisco Lindor SS 12 11 21
12 +1 J. D. Martinez OF 13 12 20
13 +3 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 16 5 29
14 - George Springer OF 14 14 22
15 - Andrew Benintendi OF 15 15 36
16 -5 Trea Turner SS 11 3 16
17 +2 Anthony Rizzo 1B, 2B 19 16 27
18 +2 Joey Votto 1B 20 6 20
19 +4 Edwin Encarnacion 1B 23 19 30
20 +4 Christian Yelich OF 24 20 37
21 +4 Giancarlo Stanton OF 25 14 25
22 - Carlos Correa SS 22 12 22
23 +10 Nelson Cruz DH 33 23 36
24 +3 Starling Marte OF 27 24 45
25 +3 Jean Segura SS 28 25 58
26 -5 Jose Abreu 1B 21 20 29
27 +2 Ozzie Albies 2B 29 23 50
28 -10 Kris Bryant 3B 18 10 28
29 +8 Eddie Rosario OF 37 29 108
30 - Justin Upton OF 30 23 30
31 - Alex Bregman 3B, SS 31 30 45
32 +9 Trevor Story SS 41 32 102
33 +1 Xander Bogaerts SS 34 33 49
34 +1 Khris Davis OF 35 25 38
35 +1 Mike Moustakas 3B 36 35 90
36 +2 Marcell Ozuna OF 38 31 48
37 +6 Scooter Gennett 2B 43 37 130
38 +6 Whit Merrifield 2B 44 38 71
39 +6 Eugenio Suarez 3B 45 39 121
40 +6 Anthony Rendon 3B 46 33 46
41 +6 Javier Baez 2B, SS 47 41 133
42 +6 Travis Shaw 3B 48 42 53
43 +6 Carlos Santana 1B, OF 49 43 67
44 +8 Rhys Hoskins 1B, OF 52 20 58
45 +8 Cody Bellinger 1B, OF 53 23 66
46 -4 Lorenzo Cain OF 42 42 63
47 -30 Gary Sanchez C 17 15 47
48 +47 Juan Soto OF 95 48 132
49 +7 Michael Brantley OF 56 49 123
50 +14 A. J. Pollock OF 64 21 72
51 +11 J. T. Realmuto C 62 51 110
52 -26 Tommy Pham OF 26 25 52
53 +10 Mitch Haniger OF 63 46 105
54 +17 Odubel Herrera OF 71 46 96
55 +10 Wilson Ramos C 65 55 103
56 -24 Dee Gordon 2B 32 24 74
57 +11 Wil Myers 1B 68 43 83
58 -1 Kyle Schwarber OF 57 57 107
59 -4 Andrelton Simmons SS 55 55 142
60 -2 Nomar Mazara OF 58 58 85
61 +11 Adrian Beltre 3B 72 54 81
62 +14 Matt Olson 1B 76 55 108
63 -3 Josh Donaldson 3B 60 21 63
64 +2 Ronald Acuna OF 66 60 85
65 +9 Jose Martinez 1B, OF 74 65 138
66 -26 Buster Posey C 40 40 66
67 -28 Willson Contreras C 39 36 67
68 +7 Andrew McCutchen OF 75 47 94
69 -19 Joey Gallo 1B, 3B, OF 50 46 69
70 -11 Nick Castellanos 3B, OF 59 59 83
71 -2 Cesar Hernandez 2B 69 67 129
72 +5 Didi Gregorius SS 77 38 86
73 +52 Jesus Aguilar 1B 125 73 149
74 -20 Eric Hosmer 1B 54 52 74
75 +3 Brandon Belt 1B 78 75 148
76 +39 Evan Gattis C 115 76 118
77 +5 Gleyber Torres 2B 82 77 150
78 +6 Yoenis Cespedes OF 84 47 84
79 +6 Eduardo Escobar 2B, 3B, SS 85 79 148
80 +16 Shin-Soo Choo OF 96 80 137
81 - Adam Jones OF 81 74 104
82 +7 DJ LeMahieu 2B 89 62 89
83 +4 Elvis Andrus SS 87 52 115
84 -33 Brian Dozier 2B 51 22 84
85 +6 Brandon Nimmo OF 91 85 145
86 +6 Matt Kemp OF 92 86 148
87 +30 Matt Carpenter 1B, 2B, 3B 117 87 146
88 +21 Max Muncy 1B, 3B, OF 109 88 115
89 -22 Yoan Moncada 2B 67 58 91
90 -17 Nick Markakis OF 73 73 147
91 -12 Justin Turner 3B 79 60 113
92 +2 Aaron Hicks OF 94 92 134
93 - Yasiel Puig OF 93 76 122
94 -8 Brett Gardner OF 86 86 99
95 -5 Adam Eaton OF 90 53 130
96 -26 Corey Dickerson OF 70 69 132
97 +3 Tim Anderson SS 100 97 149
98 -10 Marcus Semien SS 88 87 115
99 -16 Rafael Devers 3B 83 53 99
100 -20 Yasmani Grandal C 80 80 100
101 -40 Salvador Perez C 61 61 101
102 -3 Teoscar Hernandez OF 99 99 146
103 +5 Miguel Andujar 3B 108 103 145
104 -2 Yangervis Solarte 2B, 3B, SS 102 102 150
105 -7 Jake Lamb 3B 98 77 105
106 -3 Matt Chapman 3B 103 79 130
107 -3 Ender Inciarte OF 104 42 107
108 +15 David Peralta OF 123 92 145
109 +34 Ian Desmond 1B, OF 143 107 143
110 -5 Kyle Seager 3B 105 82 110
111 -5 Todd Frazier 3B 106 106 137
112 -11 Justin Smoak 1B 101 48 112
113 -3 Yadier Molina C 110 110 134
114 -17 Jed Lowrie 2B 97 83 135
115 -1 Mitch Moreland 1B 114 111 144
116 -3 Chris Taylor 2B, OF 113 62 116
117 +2 Brandon Crawford SS 119 117 146
118 +3 Ian Kinsler 2B 121 95 138
119 +3 Ryan Braun OF 122 55 125
120 -9 C. J. Cron 1B 111 102 150
121 +5 Delino DeShields OF 126 102 146
122 +5 Michael Conforto OF 127 87 136
123 -7 Jeimer Candelario 116 113 142
124 - Albert Pujols 1B 124 124 142
125 +3 Yonder Alonso 1B 128 125 148
126 -6 Daniel Murphy 2B 120 57 126
127 -20 Jonathan Schoop 2B 107 32 127
128 +3 Jurickson Profar SS, OF 131 128 148
129 +3 Justin Bour 1B 132 121 147
130 +14 Joc Pederson OF 144 130 144
131 +2 Austin Meadows OF 133 131 143
132 +10 Paul DeJong SS 142 95 148
133 +2 OF 135 133 141
134 +3 Addison Russell SS 137 122 147
135 +1 Jorge Soler OF 136 131 145
136 -18 Francisco Cervelli C 118 117 136
137 -8 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B, 3B, SS 129 113 150
138 - Miguel Sano 3B 138 57 138
139 -5 Adam Duvall OF 134 93 139
140 -10 Gregory Polanco OF 130 55 140
141 +4 Leonys Martin OF 145 141 145
142 +4 Billy Hamilton OF 146 58 146
143 +4 Mallex Smith OF 147 113 147
144 +UR Michael Taylor OF UR 138 144
145 +UR Derek Dietrich 1B, 2B, 3B, OF UR 145 145
146 +UR Ryon Healy 1B, 3B UR 134 146
147 +2 Scott Schebler OF 149 143 149
148 -7 Ben Zobrist 2B, OF 141 141 148
149 -37 Ian Happ 2B, OF 112 69 149
150 -10 Kevin Pillar OF 140 122 150

Welcome back to Hitter List. Every Wednesday during the regular season, I’ll rank the current value of the top 150 hitters for the remainder of the year. Use these rankings to help get a sense of both a player’s expected performance and his trade value in your fantasy leagues moving forward.  They’re constructed with 12-teamer, H2H, 5×5 leagues in mind; adjust as needed for your specific setup. Position eligibility does factor in to a degree.

We’re at just about the halfway mark for the 2018 season, which means that adjustments to the List will become more aggressive than they’ve been previously. Rest assured that any rankings you vehemently disagree with were explicitly an attempt to insult you and/or your favorite player(s) personally. Seriously, before you work yourself into a rage in the comment section, understand that this is only one person’s opinion. I’m wrong a lot! Comes with the territory of doing this sort of thing.

On to the highlights!

  • You’ll notice some significant movement for several players this week – since this endeavor is a zero-sum game, that has a cumulative effect on the ranks of others. In other words, a two- or three-spot swing is probably less reflective of that player than those around him.
  • Injury roundup: The big blows since last week’s installment were Gary Sanchez, Lorenzo Cain, and Kris Bryant. Sanchez’s groin strain will keep him out of action until after the All-Star break, while Cain (strained groin, hamstring tightness, various other bumps and bruises) likely won’t require an extended stay on the disabled list. As for Bryant, he apparently hurt his shoulder on a slide about a month ago, which might explain his June swoon. He’s eligible to return early next week and there seems to be optimism he’ll be able to do so. Francisco Cervelli was placed on the 7-day concussion DL as well.
  • Speaking of: Lots of movement for catchers this week, most of it downward. I’ve wrestled with how much weight to give positional scarcity pretty much all season, and finally came to the conclusion that I was overdoing it. So while Evan Gattis’ recent excellence has him moving up considerably, major corrections were due for Buster Posey, Willson Contreras, Salvador Perez, and Yasmani Grandal. None are performing well enough to justify their previous spots on the list, position eligibility be damned.
  • Effectively throwing in the towel on a trio of second basemen I’d previously been stubborn about: Jonathan SchoopIan Happ, and Brian Dozier have been major disappointments, and the data doesn’t offer much reason for optimism. There’s still talent, track record, or both for all three guys, but with half the season in the books, it’s time for them to earn their keeps.
  • With Domingo Santana demoted to the minors, the Brewers appear committed to playing Jesus Aguilar every day. The profile is fantastic; his previous rankings were more due to uncertainty around his playing time. With those concerns seemingly nullified, he’s this week’s biggest riser.
  • New to or back on the List this week: Derek DietrichRyon Healyand Michael Taylor. Dietrich offers versatility (he’s eligible at four positions) and is swinging a hot bat over the past month (.396/.440/.670, six home runs). Healy’s season has been up and down, and we’re firmly in an up phase at the moment (.306/.358/.571, four homers in the past two weeks). Finally, Taylor has hit .355/.402/.500 and stolen 12 (!) bases in the last 30 days, which combined with the Nationals easing Adam Eaton back into action has kept Taylor in the lineup most days.
  • Honorable Mentions: Jonathan Villar, Randal Grichuk, Kiké Hernandez, Kevin Kiermaier, and Manuel Margot.
Kyle Bishop

Kyle also writes for RotoBaller and Metro.us. He lives in Denver.

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Comments


J.C. Mosier

Now that Donaldson is out until at least the end of July, meaning that he’ll play no more than eight of the remaining ~12 weeks, does his “63” more or less equate to being ranked around 95?

theKraken

I think you are right in taking those catchers down a peg FWIW. Yes, there is a big division between the elite and the platoon guys… but the elite don’t win you leagues generally speaking.

Jeremy

Upton feels really overranked to me. I would much rather have Cain for example, and a lot of other guys below him. Upton and Acuna feels like a wash to me.

Kyle Bishop

Upton’s results have been solid – on pace for 35 HR, ~90 R/RBI, 8 SB. He’s improved as the year has progressed. Statcast data looks great, too.

Steve

Thank you for no longer having Jesus Aguilar ranked behind Albert Pujols. This brings me much joy.

Kill Me

How Rizzo is ranked 17th is beyond me. He’s been atrocious this season and I will forever hate myself for keeping him over the likes of Blackmon and JoRam.

Kyle Bishop

Might be a touch high, but the metrics still look good, the track record is inarguable, and he’s hit .268/.365/.497 with good counting stats since the end of that nightmare April.

Kyle Bishop

Felt I’d been overvaluing his SB as he’s not really scoring at usual pace and is as usual a complete zero in HR/RBI.

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